Saturday, 29 September 2012

Christies: Sikh and Punjab artefacts sales Oct 2012

Christies Auction house in London has various Sikh and Punjab artefacts for sale in October 2012. There are several sale dates when these auctions take place.


Sale 6853 
Christie's Interiors 

2 October 2012 
THE SIKH GURU GOBIND SINGH 
PUNJAB PLAINS, INDIA, 19TH CENTURY
Opaque pigments and gold on paper, seated on a square armless chair, leaning against a red bolster, the guru nimbed and holding a sarpech, a canopy above him, staining and flaking, mounted, framed and glazed
7½ x 5 1/8in. (19.3 x 12.8cm.): Estimate £700 - £1,000.


Sale 5708
Art of the Islamic and Indian World
4 October 2012, London, King Street

SIKHS BEFORE LAHORE
INDIA, 19TH CENTURY
Watercolour on paper, a colourfully dressed group of Sikhs, some riding elephants and others horses, camels or in palanquins, approach the walled city of Lahore, minor creases and tears, mounted
Painting 9¼ x 16¾in. (23.7 x 42.5cm.)

Estimate
£10,000 - £14,000




Sale 4387
Arts of India
1 October 2012, London, South Kensington

GURU NANAK DEV
PUNJAB PLAINS, NORTH INDIA, CIRCA 1840
Opaque and transparent pigments on paper, Guru Nanak wearing white and seated against a white bolster between two attendants wearing blue robes, a large cusped arch sketched above them, the lower right hand side edge restored, mounted
6 x 7in. (14.3 x 17.6cm.)

Estimate
£800 - £1,200



Sale 5708 
Art of the Islamic and Indian World 
4 October 2012 
London, King Street 

A DRESSING CASE BELONGING TO MAHARANI BAMBA MÜLLER, THE WIFE OF MAHARAJA DULEEP SINGH
PARKINS & GOTTO, LONDON, DATED 1863 
Of rectangular form, of brass bound burr walnut, containing nine rounded and three rectangular glass containers all with sterling silver tops decorated with floral engraving by Thomas Whitehouse of London dated 1863, one of the rectangular containers with an ivory-handled comb, centre with a tray with three mother-of-pearl handled implements plus a further ivory implement, front section lifting to reveal a compartment underneath, underside of the lid with a removable velvet backed hand-mirror, the front of the box with a sliding velvet-lined tray with jewellery compartments, maker's mark engraved in ivory on the front of this tray, exterior of the lid with circular plaque with ownership inscription inside rectangular cartouche on floral ground, lock with further similar inlaid roundel, with crimson velvet lining
7¼ x 12¼ x 9in. (18.4 x 31.2 x 22.8cm.) 

Estimate (Set Currency)
£10,000 - £12,000

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